Yeah, I looked this up. Never seen this before. Thanks.
 
At 02:32 PM 7/31/98 -0500, you wrote:
>
>     Isn't that what the PREFIX keyword is used for? 
>     
>     Eric DeLong
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>Subject: Re: Externally Described files & RPG IV 
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>Date:    7/31/98 12:16 PM
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>     
>At 08:28 AM 7/31/98 -0400, you wrote:
>THis would be even more useful if you had the option of specifying unique 
>storage per record format. Although each file currently defined to an RPG 
>program has a unique buffer, program storage is allocated by field name so 
>you can't process two records with the same field names at the same time 
>(without some footwork anyway). A nice feature in using C with externally 
>defined files is the ability to address fields with the same field name 
>individually by using the record name as a prefix.
>     
>>
>>I agree.  What about a PFILE keyword. 
>>
>>FDATAFILE  IF  E   ....        
>>FDATAFILE2 IF  E   ....          PFILE(LIB/DATAFILE) RENAME(REC:REC2) 
>>
>>Very simple to implement.  No CL program required just to compile the 
>>program.  No wasted time or effort.
>>
>>How about it IBM ?
>>
>>John Hall
>>Home Sales Co.
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